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crossed we do get to speak with her candidate here. on the corner, anywhere, i'll be there. that does it for us tonight, i'll be there. "first look" is up next. he says he wants to make america great again, but more and more it seems as though his real message seems to be make america hate again. >> she's trying to turn this around on you now saying you're bringing a hate movement main stream. do you want white supremacists to vote for you? >> no, i don't at all. i mean i will tell you this is not about hate. this is about love. >> it's a back and forth with racially charged accusations. hillary clinton delivers a speech accusing donald trump of being a bigot. but the republican nominee calls it all a distraction. plus new questions surrounding domestic violence charges once filed against donald trump's campaign ceo. and new dangers in one of the towns hardest hit by the
earthquake in italy. nearly 1,000 aftershocks since wednesday's powerful earthquake as rescuers continue their search for survivors. it's great to be with you this morning. it is friday, august 26th. i'm frances rivera alongside louis burgdorf. this morning we start with hillary clinton, who opened her speech in reno talking about jobs and small businesses. but she spent little time on the subject, quickly shifting to donald trump. she called his message to the black community in recent days insulting and said he doesn't have the solutions to take on systemic racism. but she went much further in her explanation of how she has exploited the so-called alt-right to fuel his campaign. >> from the start, donald trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. he is taking hate groups
mainstream. and helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. trump is reinforcing harmful stereotypes and offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters. it's a disturbing preview of what kind of president he'd be. now all of this adds up to something we have never seen before. there's always been a paranoid fringe in our politics. but it's never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national megaphone until now. my friends, this is a moment of reckoning for every republican dismayed at the party of lincoln has become the party of trump. 20 years ago, when bob dole accepted the republican nomination, he pointed to the
exits in the convention hall and told any racist in the party to get out. the week after 9/11, george w. bush went to a mosque and declared for everyone to hear that muslims love america just as much as i do. in 2008, john mccain told his own supporters that they were wrong about the man he was trying to defeat. senator mccain made sure they knew barack obama, he said, is an american citizen, and a decent person. we need that kind of leadership again! >> and donald trump spent t morning meeting with melonial republican leaders in his new york offices. calling the speech one of the most brazen attempts at distraction in the history of politics. and here's what he had to say last night. >> you directly called her a
bigot -- >> she is a bigot. when you look at what's happening to the inner cities, you look at what's happening to african-americans and hispanics in this country -- >> how is she a bigot -- >> because she's selling them down the tubes. because she's not doing anything for those communities. she talks a good game -- >> so you're saying she has hatred or -- >> her policies are bigoted because she knows they're not going to work. >> but you're saying she is personally bigoted. >> oh, she is. of course she is. they're her policies. she comes out with the policies and others that believe like she does also look at the poverty. look at the rise in poverty. look at the rise in violence. >> but hatred is at the core of that? >> well, or maybe she's lazy. i don't know what it is. >> after a 48-hour odyssey in which donald trump moved toward a self-described softening on immigration the republican nominee reverted back to his position to deport the millions of people in the united states without documentation. so trump still tried to leave some ambiguity about his policy.
>> first i want to see what's going to happen. we're going to deport many people. many, many people. >> the vast majority of those 11 million -- >> we don't know yet. we're going to find out who they have. >> if they haven't committed a crime is there going to be a mass deportation did >> no, there's not a path to legalization -- >> you talked about >> unless people leave the country -- well when they come back in if they come back in then they can start paying taxes -- >> so they still have to leave the country? >> there's no path to legalization unless they leave the country and come back. >> so if you haven't committed a crime and you've been here for 15 years and you have a family here, you have a job here, will you be deported? >> we're going to see what happens once we stwrenten up our border. but there's a very good chance the answer could be yes we're going to see what happens. >> you used the word softening, even last night on hannity -- >> i don't think it's a softening -- >> but 11 million people -- >> i've had people say it's a hardening actually. >> trump's comments have added to the confusion about his stance and he was mocked for
saying, quote, the answer could be yes to deporting all 11 million. with scott conroy of vice news tweeting is he reading from a magic 8 ball. trump was steadfast about his signature issue. >> we will build the wall 100% and mexico will be paying for the wall. i see all this stuff given out over the last three or four days by the media that trump doesn't want to build the wall. folks, we are building the wall. okay? i will never apologize for making it my priority on immigration to protect american citizens above every other single consideration. we have to protect our people. >> and jeb bush is weighing in on donald trump's latest immigration stance after some observers noted that it seems to reacceptle the former florida governor's own position in the primaries.
>> i don't know what to believe about a guy who doesn't believe in things. i mean he doesn't -- this is all a game. he doesn't -- his -- his views will change based on the -- the feedback he gets from a crowd, or, you know, what he thinks he has to do. life is to complex -- for me i couldn't do that. very to believe what i believe. if it's popular, great. if it's not i try to get better at presenting my views. but shifting my views, because it's political to do it, that's what politicians do in this country. that's what trump is trying to do right now. i find it abhorrent. >> donald trump meanwhile is pushing back on comparisons between his immigration stance and that of bush. >> that's jeb bush's policy. i mean -- >> i don't know anything about jeb bush. he wasn't building a wall. jeb bush wasn't making strong borders. i'm not knocking jeb bush but i was with him for a long time. >> he hasn't changed his position on immigration. he's changed the words that he is saying. what he has always said from the beginning is that he does not --
>> that would be a change. >> no, that he does not want to allow people to stay in this country illegally. he does want to build a wall -- >> it's the how that's being discussed now. he's always said if they're here illegally they have to go. >> -- a deportation force so now he is shifting. there is a definite different message that we're hearing now. >> there's not a different message. he's using different words to give that message -- >> a new report from politico and t"the new york post" has found that stephen bannon was once involved in a domestic violence case with his former wife. according to the report bannon was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and battery following an incident back in 1996. now in the police report bannon's then-wife claimed he pulled at her neck and wrists during an alteration over finances. bannon pleaded not guilty to the allegations, and the case was ultimately dropped when his wife didn't show up to court. a santa monica police department spokesperson has confirmed with nbc news the crime report posted by politico is authentic.
though he said his office had no record of an arrest involving bannon. bannon, through a spokeswoman, told politico he was never interviewed by the police about the incident. hillary clinton is challenging donald trump to distance himself from extremists and violent rhetoric. the republican nominee declined to disavow his top veteran's adviser's suggestion that hillary clinton, quote, should be shot in a firing squad for treason over classified information on her e-mail server. a statement which he has refused to apologize for and even repeated in recent days. >> -- is here today. you said some controversial things over the last month or two about hillary clinton, suggesting she should be put in front of a firing squad for treason. what do you think about his comments, do you condone them? >> well, i didn't know that. but i will tell you he's a very fine person. he is a person that loves the military and he loves the veterans. >> you don't condone any comments -- >> i don't know what he said. you'd have to show me what he said. >> in an interview yesterday
trump was emphatic that hillary clinton had committed crimes with the handling of her e-mails. >> she should be in jail. hillary clinton should be in jail. you know it. the fbi director knows it. everybody else knows it. she should be in jail. what she did with erasing 33,000 e-mails, she shouldn't be out even talking about inner cities or running for president. a shocking story out of rural mississippi where police are searching for clues in the murder of two nuns found dead in their home. they've been identified as sister paula merrill on the left and sister margaret held on the right there. authorities in the city of durant made the grisly discovery after they were called to check on the women when they didn't show up for work. officials will not say if they have a suspect. the local archdiocese tells nbc news there were signs of a break-in, and that the nuns were stabbed and that their car is missing. a priest that knew them says that the community is in shock over the loss. >> were loved by everyone here
in lexington and also in durant. so that's why it's such a shock to us. it's such a senseless homicide. >> i'm sure their faith is even what got them through this tragedy. and it's going to get us through our tragedy of mourning them. >> and now that there's just in overnight italian officials tell nbc news that 267 people are now confirmed dead following that devastating earthquake. powerful aftershocks are continuing to hamper rescue and cleanup efforts. one resident tells a local news outlet we have lost everything, even our fear. we have nothing more to lose. italian prime minister matteo renzi has announced 50 million euros for short-term relief and assistance. and a new long-term program to repair italy's aging infrastructure. joining us now from just outside amatrice, italy, is lucy kafanov. good morning. >> frances, good morning. i want to start off by
explaining to our viewers exactly where i am. the town of amatrice is about 15 minutes down the road, but as you can see, the road is completely blocked. no one can get in or out. that is because the bridge leading in to the town has collapsed partially overnight. the mayor of the town was here earlier. he told us all of the roads at the moment leading in and out of the town are not secure. they're trying to get a way in. and this leaves amatrice, the hardest-hit area, the most devastated area, effectively isolated. now it just goes to show how difficult conditions are in this mountainous region that's been struggling under wave after wave of aftershocks. more than 900 of them since the quake on wednesday. the most powerful one, 4.7 magnitude this morning. 6:30 in the morning. that is what cracked the bridge behind me. i felt it. it woke me up and i got to tell you, it's a surreal experience when something that you take for granted, the solid ground beneath your feet, when it starts to shake and move, it's terrifying, you don't know how long it's going to last, and of course the fear is that it is the big, next one.
you simply don't know. frances, i have to hand it to the rescue crews they are still in amatrice. they've been camping overnight there in tents in the open air, risking their lives. thousands of volunteers, includes firefighters. they are digging through the rubble. they were not able to pull out anyone alive, just dead bodies grimley overnight. but frances, officials tell us they believe there are still people trapped in there and they are not giving up. frances? >> hopefully we'll see more of the miracle stories like we did with the one young girl. lucy kafanov, thank you. still ahead the controversy over the price of epi pen continues. but the ceo who manufactures the drug isn't backing down. plus, more trouble for ryan lochte. now the olympic swimmer is facing charges after lying about being robbed in rio. we'll bring you those stories and a check of the weather when we come right back. >> after lying to rio police ryan lochte has been summoned to rio to testify. yeah.
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welcome to a brighter future. welcome to it all. comcast. welcome back. well, congressional leaders are calling for answers over the controversy surrounding the surge in the price of the epi pen. the chairman of the senate judiciary committee chuck grassley said while bigger issues are at play is a key problem is the control over the product. >> and the whole area of comprehensive review of the pricing of drugs, and get everything out, transparency, and things of that nature, i think, are very, very important. but in this particular instance, we got one company, with a monopoly on the product, going up more than 400%. one of the reasons mylan had the guts to move this price up so rapidly is because they do have a monopoly. >> and senator joe manchin is weighing in on the price
practices by mylan which is one by his daughter heather bresch. the senator released a statement yesterday without acknowledging his daughter that reads in part i am aware of the questions my colleagues and many parents are asking and frankly i share their concerns about the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs. his daughter said the factors behind the price hike go beyond her company. >> this isn't an epipen issue. this isn't a mylan issue. this is a healthcare issue. pharmaceuticals, the -- the -- the irony is that the system incentivizes higher prices. and it's the conversation that no one has wanted to doctor. only in healthcare, and in this instance pharmaceuticals, do you walk up to that pharmacy counter you could have paid $25 yesterday, and you're paying $600, $1,000, $2,000. deductibles went overnight, what's coming out of a patient's pocket went from $100 to $3,000. >> meanwhile, actor sarah jessica parker has cut her ties with mylan over the epipen price hike. the actress who made the
announcement in an instagram post yesterday joined forces with a company in may as part of a campaign to raise awareness for life threatening allergies like the one her 13-year-old son james suffers. >> frances, thousands of residents in indiana remain without power this morning after a series of devastating tornadoes on wednesday. governor and vice republican vice presidential candidate mike pence was on the ground yesterday surveying the destruction in the city of kokomo, which was some of the worst damage and worst hit was according to the national weather service at least eight tornadoes ripped through the state. pence praised the preventive measures in place for helping avert a much bigger tragedy, and now let's get a check on your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. bill, a scary situation there. in indiana. >> yeah, that was a -- we were thinking we dealt with that which was kind of a surprise, then we were worried about what's going to happen in the tropics. we were thinking we could have quite the week. thankfully the tropics part of this hasn't come to fruition.
if anything the threat now was less than any time in the last five days. that's great, we're only two days from this nearing florida. you can't even see where the center is anymore. it's a low level swirl of clouds. thunderstorms by cuba. this has almost completely dissipated overnight. this is great. it still could try to regenerate. they only think a 30% chance in the next 48 hours. 60% chance in the next five days. once it gets into the gulf maybe then it could regenerate. we're not going to give up on it. but as far as florida goes things are looking much better. our models don't even really concern too much with this because we don't even have a center of a storm to track. it's just a mass of clouds and showers and storms heading generally over florida and cuba and then into the gulf. still could get heavy rain, localized flash flooding over the weekend. possibility of up to seven inches of rain in south florida. again, florida, can take that much rain over a couple days. some of the roads could have some water on them. as of now, things are being looing pretty good in the gulf. the forecast as we go throughout
today, look how hot d.c. is going to be, 97. right back in the steam. it's going to head to baltimore, philly, new york 91. chance of thunderstorms in boston, scattered storms not associated with the tropical wave in florida. that's your typical afternoon summer storms. then on saturday storms moving through the great lakes, chicago, st. louis, you could have a quick little rainout for you and then we'll watch the heavier rains in south florida from the tropical wave. by the time we get to sunday, still pretty warm in the east. a very nice weekend. i'd say from north carolina northwards we should have a really nice weekend. lots of sunshine and a lot of heat. >> in washington people got to get out on the potomac river there and cool off. florida dodging a bullet which is good news. >> so far looks good. >> the latest on the charges now filed against olympian ryan lochte. plus it was a home run robbery that some are calling the catch of the year. we'll have the details next. look at that grab. hey, need fast heartburn relief?
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of 18 months in prison an attorney for the olympian has not responded to a request for comment from nbc news. turning now to baseball, los angeles where the giants' pitcher matt more took a no hitter into the bottom of the 9th against the dodgers but with only one out to go cory ciger breaks it up with a single to right. perhaps it was fitting as it was his bobblehead night at dodger stadium. but all was not lost as san francisco still won the game 4-0. all right turning now to another gem over in washington, d.c. um we just had a technical issue here, but, you're seeing matt scherzer struck out ten while allowing only two hits, and walks in eight scoreless innings. when you're on your i guess and check out this amazing snag between his legs he almost looked like he was waiting for an ash -- nationals win 4-0 there. now to what some are calling the catch of the year in the first miami marlins christian yellich with a deep shot straight away
center but royal center feeler dyson on his horse to clean it up sucking the ball into his glove for a ridiculous catch the pitcher's reaction really says. it all there it was the first home run rob at marlins park since it opened in 2012. just climbs that wall there. k.c. goes on to beat the marlins 5-2. i think that's going to be the catch of the year i-i-i-i'm pretty sure. if that was a high, this must be the low. the second inning in phoenix where atlanta braves first baseman going for the foul ball over the wall when yikes oh, i think he overextended his back there. the good news he was table to stay in the game but he admitted to being a little sore after the braves go on to win it 3-1. >> ouch. >> pretty cool baseball there. good day for the mlb. >> and he is one brave brave for that move. i'm sure black and blue, too. all right. still ahead here, conservatives
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the paranoid fringe now calls itself alt-right. but the hate burns just as bright. and now trump is trying to rebrand himself as well. but don't be fooled. >> hillary clinton assails donald trump stopping just short of calling him a racist. meanwhile he's explaining why he thinks he's a quote bigot. >> plus, conservatives react to donald trump's apparent shift on immigration with one key supporter warning the republican nominee not to be quote wishy-washy. >> and senator john mccain's primary challenger goes on the attack over soon-to-be 80-year-old senator's age. >> you feel comfortable diagnosing him on air like this? >> diagnosing him as an 80-year-old man? yes, i do.
good morning it's friday, august 26th. i'm louis burgdorf alone frances rivera. we'll have new polls in just a moment. >> first hillary clinton went after donald trump and accused him of stoking bigotry in america. she called his message to the black community in recent days insulting and said he doesn't have the solutions to take on systemic racism. but she went much farther in her explanation of how he has embraced the so-called alt-right to fuel his campaign. >> there has been a steady stream of bigotry coming from him. this is someone who retweets white supremacists online like the user who goes by the name white genocide t.m. his campaign famously posted an anti-semitic image, a star of david, imposed over a sea of dollar bills that first appeared on white supremacist websites. you remember, he said that
thousands of american muslims in new jersey cheered the 9/11 attacks. they didn't. he suggested that senator ted cruz's father was involved in the kennedy assassination. and there is absolutely, of course, no evidence of that. >> donald trump spent the morning meeting with young minority republican leaders in his new york offices and later he met clinton's speech head-on before it had even been delivered preemptively commenting during a rally in new hampshire. he called her speech quote one of the most brazen attempts of distraction in the history of politics. >> it's a movement, folks, like they've never seen before. and going to accuse decent americans who support his campaign, your campaign, of being racists, which we're not. it's the oldest play in the democratic playbook.
when democratic policies fail they are left with only this one, tired argument. you're racist, you're racist, they keep saying it, you're racist. they keep going back to the same well. but you know what? the people are becoming very smart. they've heard it too many times before. the well is dry. the well is dry. >> he's trying to turn this around on you now saying you're bringing a hate movement mainstream. do you want white supremacists to vote for you? >> no, i don't at all. i mean i will tell you this is not about hate. this is about love. ove our country. we want our country to come back. we want our country to be strong clinton. >> as clinton excoriated trump she zeroed in on his newest hire, ceo stephen bannon. >> look at who he's put in
charge of his campaign. trump likes to say he only hires the best people. but he's had to fire so many campaign managers it's like an episode from "the apprentice." he hired stephen bannon, the head of a right wing website called breitbart.com. here are a few headlines they've published. and i'm not making this up. birth control makes women unattractive and crazy. hoist it high and proud, the confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage. and that one came shortly after the charleston massacre when democrats and republicans alike were doing everything they could to heal racial divides. and according to the southern poverty law center, which tracks hate groups, breitbart embraces ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right. this is not conservatism as we
have known it. this is not republicanism as we have known it. these are racist ideas, race-baiting ideas, anti-muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-women, all key tenets making uphe emerging racist ideology known as the alt-right. >> are you -- in the alt-right movement? >> nobody even knows what it is. and she didn't know what it was. this was a term that was just given that frankly there's no alt-right or alt-left. all i'm embracing is common sense -- >> well steve bannon did say breitbart is sort of the voice of the alt-right. >> i don't know what steve said. i can only speak for myself. >> after a 48 hour odyssey in which donald trump moved toward a self-described softening on immigration the republican nominee reverted back to his positions to deport the millions of people in the united states without documentation. though trump still tried to leave some ambiguity about his policy. >> first i want to see what's going to happen, we're going to deport many people.
many, many people. >> the vast majority of those 11 million -- >> we're going to find out who they have. >> if they haven't committed a crime, is there -- >> first thing we're going -- >> no there's not a path -- there is no path to legalization. >> you talked about -- >> unless people leave the country -- well when they come back in, if they come back in, then they can start paying taxes. >> so they still have to leave the country. >> there is no path to legalization unless they leave the country and come back. >> so if you haven't committed a crime and you've been here for 15 years, you have a family here. you have a job here. will you be deported? >> we're going to see what happens once we strengthen up our border. but there's a very good chance the answer could be yes we're going to see what happens. >> on hannity used the word softening -- >> i don't think it's a softening -- i've had people say it's a hardening actually. >> trump's comments have added to the confusion about his stance and he was mocked for saying, quote, the answer could be yes to deporting all 11 million.
a tweet is he reading from a magic 8 ball? at his rally in new hampshire trump was steadfast about his signature issue. >> we will build the wall 100% and mexico will be paying for the wall. i see all this stuff given out over the last three or four days by the media that trump doesn't want to build the wall. folks, we are building the wall. i will never apologize for making it my priority on immigration to protect american citizens above every other single consideration. we have to protect our people. >> at the time of donald trump's initial 180 on immigration was lost on few it came just as ann coulter released her new book in which she writes there's nothing trump can do that wouldn't be forgiven except change his immigration policies. yesterday rush limbaugh could
barely contain himself when talking about the irony of it all. >> first they tried marco rubio. they tried the gang of eight. they tried jeb bush. they tried any number of people to convince -- they tried me! they sent emissaries to the eib southern command. they tried everybody they could think of to try to convince the republican base to support some form of amnesty for illegal immigrants. who knew that it would be donald trump. to come forward and convert the gop base. to supporting amnesty. the same week ann coulter's book comes out. poor ann. >> cracking himself up there. meanwhile trump supporter sarah palin is warning against trump against softening his immigration policy telling "the
wall street journal" quote, if mr. trump were to go down a path of wishy-washy positions, taking on things that the core foundation of his support has so appreciated, yeah, there would be a massive disappointment. parts of the message we heard in the last week are clearly not consistent with the position and message that supporters have received all along. >> there's a new national poll that gives hillary clinton a big edge. the quinnipiac university poll taken from last thursday through wednesday showed clinton leading by ten points, 51% to donald trump's 41%. the gender gap is still staggering, though. trump holds a six-point lead among men, 48% to 42%. but clinton crushes trump among women, 60% to 36%. it is a similar dynamic on race, with trump leading among whites by 11 points, and clinton up among nonwhites, 77% to 15%. that's a 62-point lead. now all voters were asked if the way trump talks appeals to bigotry. 59% said yes. 36% said no.
by the way, hillary clinton joins "morning joe" for a live interview. be sure to stick around for that coming up this morning. >> just days until the primary and behind in the polls senator john mccain's republican challenger is going there in terms of bringing up his age. on wednesday, kelly ward told politico quote, i'm a doctor. the life expectancy of the american male is not 86, it's less. here she is talking to chuck todd yesterday. >> i'm actually the only republican that can win in the general election. john mccain has fallen down on the job he's gotten weak. he's gotten old. i do want to wish him a happy birthday. he's going to be 80 on monday. and i want to give him the best birthday present ever. the gift of retirement. >> that's a -- so you think -- you think he's too old to serve in the senate? >> you know, i think anybody who's been in washington for almost 40 years has been there too long. >> but you brought up his age. that's a tough -- that's a tough attack. >> well i mean i'm a physician. i see the physiological changes
that happen in normal aging in patients again and again and again over the last 20, 25 years. so i do know what happens to the body and the mind. >> so you're diagnosing -- >> you feel comfortable diagnosing him on air like this? >> diagnosing him as an 80-year-old man? yes, i do. >> mccain dismissed ward's attack earlier this week, telling politico, it's a quote, dive to the bottom. the latest numbers on that primary race shows mccain with a hefty 26% lead over his challeng challenger. the election is next tuesday. >> and still ahead all eyes on fed chair today as investors await new clues on the next interest rate hike. she's set to speak later today and as "the wall street journal" writes janet yellen might ruin your summer vacation. plus a murder mystery that seems to stand out among many in chicago that's coming up. hey, need fast heartburn relief?
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upcoming speech. nancy hungerford joins us live from london. what are economists expecting from yellen today? >> well, investors are really been in wait and see mode all week because a great deal of uncertainty surrounding exactly what the fed chair janet yellen will say when she takes the podium at about 10:00 a.m. eastern time. that's in jackson hole at the kansas city fed's annual symposium and everyone is wondering how hawkish or zdovc she will be. that means whether or not she will signal that a rate hike is coming sooner than the markets currently expect. either september, or december, and the market is kind of, they only see about a 30% chance of tightening. a rate hike in september. so if the fed chair says, yes, indicates that a rate hike could be on the cards, that could weigh on stocks. it will move to the downside because tightening is perceived as bad news for investors there. also watch the forex markets and treasury which have been moving in a tight range. elsewhere the private tech side of things big story coming out
of uber. you've all heard of uber even if you've never been in one of their cars. it turns out that the company with a $69 billion valuation reportedly lost around $1.3 billion just in the first half of the year. this comes through various sources. originally reported by bloomberg and they're saying a big portion of this loss is down to subsidies that uber has been paying drivers to boost its market share to boost its presence especially in emerging markets like india and china. no surprise when you look at the news earlier this month that they cut their losses in china and merged, sold out to their largest rival in china so that could help the financial situation going forward. guys back to you. >> a lot to watch there especially with janet yellen at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. you'll be watching. thank you. all right, it is friday so that means a lot of weekend plans in the works. want to check in with nbc meteorologist bill karins. anything severe? >> not too bad. i thought i'd be working all weekend long.
we were talking about the tropical system. this did not develop. the mountainous terrain of haiti really tore it apart and now there's hardly anything. barely even showers or thunderstorms. we're not even going to track anything as far as florida is kernd it will be like a tropical wave going through with showers and storms. let's talk about the other stories as we head into the weekend. this is the weather pattern right now. you'll feel it when you walk outside this morning. the summer heat is back on. this could be one of the last summer heat waves we see in the eastern portion of the country. humidity is pretty high, too. d.c. will be 96 it will feel like 100 to 105 today. even hartford up there around 92 degrees. as we get to august, late august and september you don't get a lot of 90 degree days in new england. nashville at 93. louisville at 93. the heat space with us in most spots. charlotte about be 95 on saturday. eight degrees above average. cleveland will be 90. usually only in the upper 70s. on sunday the warmth stays with us. no signs of any big cooldown in sight for areas of the east.
90s on the i-95 corridor. 80 in asheville even in the mountains pretty warm. memphis at 94 and always a little humid in memphis so it will feel like 100. the other story, could have some rain and minor flooding issues. still pretty heavy rain in kansas, right around kansas city this morning. we may end up with one to two inches of rain in this area. that's really the only concern. we'll still continue to watch south florida and the gulf of mexico over the weekend but things are looking much better today than 48 hours ago. >> thanks so much, bill. and as we go to break a quick look at some of the stories we're not covering today. according to officials and eyewitnesses a man in omaha managed to scale an airport fence, strip down to his boxer shorts, steal a pickup truck, and crash it into the nose of an airliner. that's a story we're definitely not covering. a man running for state house in nebraska is planning to campaign by horseback. on that story we vote -- translation, nay. there is too much cheese in america apparently.
people abroad simply aren't buying it, so usda will pay for about 11 million pounds, 20 million dollars worth, definitely not a story we're covering. i say there's never too much cheese. >> grilled cheese. >> and hialeah, florida, there's a cow on the loose. that's it. that's the whole story there, frances. there was a cow on the loose, and the police caught it. >> what is this world coming to? >> i don't know. >> when a cow is on the loose. >> instead, frances, when we come back we're going to tell you about an extremely emotional day in chicago. right back after this. an extraordinary one. get great offers at the lexus golden opportunity sales event. lease the 2016 es 350 for $329 a month for 36 months and we'll make your first month's payment. see your lexus dealer. soon, she'll type the best essays in the entire 8th grade. get back to great. sixteen gig lexar flash drives just three ninety-nine. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great.
welcome back. officials tell nbc news that at least 267 people are dead in powerful aftershocks -- aftershocks continue to slow rescue and recovery efforts in italy. tributes continue to pour in from around the world. here in new york city the world trade center was lit up in italian colors to honor the victims and perhaps true to form several restaurants both here at home and abroad are now raising donations using amatrice's spaghetti al amatriceiana. joining us is lucy kafanov with another tough day as we see behind you a blockage with a bridge that was downed from the earthquake. all right we seem to have lost lucy kafanov's shot there. but, very difficult there in amatrice, with the death toll climbing, and also aftershocks
happening last night, as well. hampering those of for thes to get equipment, and other needed supplies, she said that in her last report that as far as rescues in the past 24 hours, they have not been able to find anyone else alive but there is still the belief that some people are trapped in the rubble, and that more of those rescues can be made. we'll try to work on that shot and get it back to you. for now it was an emotional day for those attending the funeral of one of chicago's latest murder victims. a 19-year-old journalism student at new york's st. john's university and the son of a chicago police officer was shot while making a surprise visit to his sick mother earlier this month. and there are reports that it may have been a case of mistaken identity in a gang initiation. but no motive has been determined. chicago mayor raul emmanuel attended the funeral and reportedly turned emotional as we spoke. chicago tribune columnist writes quote i've covered the funerals of imperfect victims too of the
gang bangers and other victims, and as you see some people angry, necks bowed, stiff legged, whispering revenge, not at trey's funeral because the people at his funeral are the people a city can't live without, the block middle class, cops and city workers, teachers and church goers people involved in the community worth like trey's parents who raised their son right, got him into a great university, and buried him. there are still reasons to hope for chicago, but one of those reasons was buried thursday. there are no suspects in dennis' murder and a $13,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. we'll be right back. uty sleep. and use aveeno® absolutely ageless® night cream with active naturals® blackberry complex. younger looking skin can start today. absolutely ageless® from aveeno®. ♪
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all day and all night. ♪ try rhinocort® allergy spray. muddle no more®. we were able to get back that shot out of amatrice, italy, where lucy kafanov is there to give us an update. the death toll standing at 267 people who have died from this earthquake? >> that is correct. rescue teams are still trying to get to those people trapped in the rubble. the italian prime minister just declared moments ago a state of emergency for the affected areas and those powerful aftershocks, including a 4.8 magnitude one earlier this morning, devastating the roads, they
continue to be closed behind me. one route is still allowed to get in. they have not been able to recover anyone living overnight. but they are not giving up hope. they are still digging through the rubble in amatrice hoping to save someone who might still be alive. >> lucy, thank you. we want to get you updated on the day ahead. the space-x spacecraft is scheduled to detach from the international space station and return to earth with a splash down later today. the commercial resupply mission successfully brought 3,000 supplies, hardware and tools to the iss. this is the ninth commercial mission space-x has conducted for nasa. >> and fans of prince are preparing to get their chance for an upclose look at the late music icon's estate. now the finger's family is opening his park home and studio for tours and tickets. they go on sale this afternoon. the tours of the complex begin on october the 6th. all right. and we come to the presidential campaign. two of the presidential nominees
they have no public events on the calendar today. it is friday. we thank you so much for being with us. and enjoy that weekend. i'm frances rivera alongside luis burgdorf. "morning joe" starts right now. >> so no one should have any illusions about what is really going on here. the names may have changed. racists now call themselves racialests. white supremacists now call themselves white nationanationa. alt-right, and now trump is trying to rebrand himself, as well. don't be fooled. good morning. it is friday, august 26th. we have a big show in store for you this morning. hillary clinton will be our guest this morning for an exclusive interview. she's going to join us live at 8:30 eastern. joe is actually off today, but he is going to join us on his day off for